Scotsman Newspaper Praises the Work of Igor Stiks

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Igor Stiks, part of the CITSEE team at Edinburgh Law School, has been described by the Scotsman newspaper as 'one of the best discoveries' of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Igor Stiks, part of the CITSEE team at Edinburgh Law School, has been described by the Scotsman newspaper as 'one of the best discoveries' of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010.

Igor is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and Northwestern University (USA). In March 2009 he defended his PhD thesis 'A Laboratory of Citizenship: Nations and Citizenship in the Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States'. He is also the author of two novels, 'A Castle in Romagna' and 'Elijah's Chair', which have won numerous awards and have been translated into a dozen European languages.

The Scotsman article praised the organisers of the Book Festival for their on-going commitment to include foreign writers in the festival line-up each year.  Of Igor Stiks in particular the article states, 'His description of a Sarajevo market, where the value of great works of literature and beautiful paintings is now measured in sacks of rice and bottles of oil, was scorching.'

Read the Scotsman article

Academic Profile: Dr Igor Stiks

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